Court Report Superior Court 5-26-13

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Superior Court

CRIMINAL CASES

Walla Walla County

Paul A. Lightner, 29, 122 N. Wilbur Ave., was sentenced May 6 on one count each violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act and bail jumping. The sentence included $200 in court costs, $122.80 in sheriff fees, $500 to the crime victims compensation fund, $775 in attorney fees, $100 biological fee, 24 months community custody, credit for 50 days served. On April 6 Lightner pleaded guilty to unlawfully possessing methamphetamine on Feb. 29 after being released on a possession of methamphetamine charge and to failing to show up for arraignment he knew he was required to do so.

Rosairo G. Parra, 35, 24 Cascade Drive, was sentenced May 6 on one count first-degree theft. The sentence included restitution to be determined, $200 in court costs, $86.20 in sheriff fees, $500 to the crime victims compensation fund, $775 in attorney fees, $100 biological fee, 30 days in the county jail, 30 days converted to Department of Corrections work crew, six months community custody.  On April 22 Parra pleaded guilty to finding and pawning a $5,000 ring belonging to others in December 2011.

Edgar Gomez, 19, 601 N. 11th Ave., was charged May 8 with second-degree malicious mischief. Gomez is accused of knowingly and maliciously damaging a visiting booth at the Walla Walla County Jail on June 20, 2012.

Jimmy B. Humbert, 26, 404 N.E. Fifth St., Space 12, Milton-Freewater, was charged May 9 with six counts of second-degree identity theft. Humbert is accused of knowingly obtaining, possessing, using or transferring six means of identification or financial information of another person with the intent to commit a crime on Aug. 16, 2012.

Stephen E. Courson, 18, 717 W. Birch St., was charged May 10 with second-degree malicious mischief. Courson is accused of knowingly and maliciously damaging a pickup on Jan. 23.

Jeffrey K. Jones Jr., 27, Kennewick, was charged May 13 with three counts of violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act. Jones is accused of possessing three controlled substances on Jan. 3.

Justin J. Stokes, 38, no permanent address listed, was charged May 13 with second-degree malicious mischief. Stokes is accused of knowingly and maliciously damaging property of the city of Walla Walla on May 9.

Benjamin Beliz Jr., 27, 345 N.W. B St., College Place, was charged May 14 with second-degree taking a motor vehicle without permission. Beliz is accused of intentionally taking, driving away or voluntarily riding in a pickup without permission between March 8 and 10.

Jonathon L. Bender, 20, no permanent address listed, was charged May 14 with two counts of harassment and one count of resisting arrest. Bender is accused of knowingly and unlawfully threatening to kill two people, and intentionally preventing or attempting to prevent an officer from lawfully arresting him on May 12.

Jessica L. Glasby, 22, Dayton, was sentenced  May 13 on two counts attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle and one count possession of a stolen motor vehicle. The court dismissed five other counts. The sentence included $200 in court costs, $169.60 in sheriff fees, $500 to the crime victims compensation fund, $775 in attorney fees, $100 crime lab and biological fee, 25 months in the custody of the Department of Corrections, credit for 55 days served, 25 months community custody. On May 13 Glasby pleaded guilty to failing to immediately pull over her vehicle to a stop when signaled to do so by a marked police vehicle and driving in a reckless manner while doing so in an attempt to flee on Jan. 27 and Feb. 24 and to knowingly possessing a vehicle stolen from another person on March 20.

Jeremy W. Roe, 30, 250 Woodland Ave., was sentenced May 13  on one count attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle. The sentence included $200 in court costs, $62 in sheriff fees, $500 to the crime victims compensation fund, $775 in attorney fees, $100 biological fee, 165 days in the county jail, credit for 28 days served. On May 3 Roe pleaded guilty to failing to immediately pull over her vehicle to a stop when signaled to do so by a marked police vehicle and driving in a reckless manner while doing so in an attempt to flee on April 12.

Trisha E. Gatlin, 40, Prescott, was sentenced May 13 on one count violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act. The court dismissed two other counts. The sentence included $200 in court costs, $62 in sheriff fees, $500 to the crime victims compensation fund, $775 in attorney fees, $1,000 violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act fee, $500 drug enforcement fund, $100 crime lab and biological fee, 30 days in the county jail, credit for three days served, 27 days converted to Department of Corrections community service, 12 months community custody. On May 2 Gatlin pleaded guilty to knowingly and unlawfully possessing methamphetamine on April 12.

Ezequiel Castro Pacheco, 22, 420 S. Second Ave, No. 5, was sentenced May 8 on one count hit and run — injury. The court dismissed one other count. The sentence included restitution of $18,391.26, $200 in court costs, $67.77 in sheriff fees, $500 to the crime victims compensation fund, $775 in attorney fees, $100 biological fee, 16 days in the county jail, credit for 16 days served, 12 months community custody. On May 8 Pacheco pleaded guilty to being involved in a car accident, backing the car up and fleeing the scene when while backing he knocked a man to the ground and injured him and then did not return to the scene, on May 18, 2012.

Robert J. Welch, 39, 2844 Melrose St., was sentenced May 13  on one count each fourth-degree assault — domestic violence and violation of a non-contact, protection order — domestic violence. The sentence included restitution of $2,504.79, $200 in court costs, $87.30 in sheriff fees, $250 to the crime victims compensation fund, $775 in attorney fees, $100 each domestic violence assessment fee, 364 days in the county jail with 270 days suspended, credit for 94 days served, 12 months probation. On May 2 Welch pleaded guilty to take advantage of a plea offer, as if the matter went to trial he believed the state could prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.

The court dismissed two causes against Kaleb E. Ownby on May 9 for reason the state may be unable to prove each element of the cases beyond a reasonable doubt due to the vacation/dismissal of the underlying sex offense.

Michael F. Williams, 36, 168 Rancho Villa, was charged May 17 with three counts of violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act. Williams is accused of possessing methamphetamine and less than 40 grams of marijuana, and using drug paraphernalia on Oct. 7.

Cashius C. Ray, 45, Kennewick, was charged May 17 with first-degree possessing stolen property, first-degree theft, second-degree criminal trespass, and third-degree driving while license suspended or revoked. Ray is accused of knowingly possessing stolen farm equipment parts belonging to Smith Farms, wrongfully obtaining control over the parts, knowingly entering or remaining unlawfully in or upon the premises of Smith Farms in Burbank, and driving a vehicle while his license or privilege was suspended or revoked on Feb. 19.

Isaiah McWhorter, 53, address not confirmed, was charged May 20 with two counts of violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act. McWhorter is accused of possessing methamphetamine and using drug paraphernalia on May 5.

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